Camden Area Guide

Quirky, unconventional Camden is a borough of energy, culture, and promise. This North West London borough stretches from the edge of the City and West End, up to Hampstead and Highgate.

Quirky, unconventional Camden is a borough of energy, culture, and promise. This North West London borough stretches from the edge of the City and West End, up to Hampstead and Highgate and includes renowned London areas such as arty Camden Town and affluent Primrose Hill. The third most expensive borough in London, Camden has significantly higher than average house prices and asking rents.

Property market

£801k Average house price
£2,500 Average Rent, 2 Bed
4% Average yield
-1% Price growth over last 5 years
16% Price growth 5-years forecast
28% Rental growth over last 5 years
12% Rental growth 5-years forecast

Lifestyle

13 Number of ‘Outstanding’ primary schools
1 Number of ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools
1015 Restaurants and cafes
2840 Number of shops
25% Proportion of open space
30 Number of stations
5 PTAL (Public Transport Accessibility Level)

With all the benefits of a central London location, Camden also offers a wealth of green space. The borough borders Hampstead Heath and the natural haven of Parliament Hill as well as Regent's Park from which the Grand Union Canal flows through. There are almost 40 conservation areas within Camden protecting these and more popular walks. The area is renowned for its eclectic cultural scene and is famed for its live music venues, range of world cuisines, and iconic market. You will never be bored in Camden with an abundance of museums, sports facilities, and London Zoo all within the area.

Extremely well served by public transport, Camden connects through both branches of the Northern line and boasts 17 underground stations, Thameslink and mainline services from Euston and Kings Cross, and St Pancras International from where you can catch regular Eurostar services to France, Belgium, and The Netherlands.

 

Insights

 

  • Average house price 55% above London average
  • Average rent for a 2-bed flat is 40% higher than the London average
  • Average asking rents grew 28% over the last 5 years, higher than London at 14%
  • Average rents are predicted to grow by 12% over the next 5 years, lower than London at 14%
  • 121 restaurants and cafes per square mile, higher than the figure for London of 24.29
  • 338 shops per square mile, higher than the figure for London of 73.48
  • 33% of the borough's primary schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, higher than the London figure of 27%

London Zoo opened in 1828, making it the oldest scientific zoo in the world.

Camden is such an eclectic mix of people, culture, history, music, homes and spaces. You have beautiful Primrose Hill mansions around the corner from Camden Lock market stalls. The Roundhouse is the best for live music and there are plenty of awesome bars and independent cafes - all wedged between Regent's Park, Primrose Hill and Hampstead Heath for weekend walks and cycling.

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Disclaimers

 

  • Average 2-bed yield is calculated by REalyse using median 2-bed asking rent and median 2-bed sales prices.  
  • Rental growth over the last five years is for all property (not 2-beds).
  • All data is the latest available as of January 2022.
  • PTAL – Transport for London's (TFL) Public Transport Accessibility Levels (PTALs) are a detailed and accurate measure of the accessibility of a point to the public transport network, taking into account walk access time and service availability. Each area is graded between 0 and 6b, where a score of 0 is very poor access to public transport, and 6b is excellent access to public transport.

 

Sources

 

  • Average Price – ONS, October 2021
  • Asking rent – Realyse, December 2021
  • Yield – Realyse, December 2021
  • House price and rental forecasts – CBRE Research - Read our five-year forecast 
  • Outstanding primary and secondary schools – OFSTED (December 2021)
  • Number of cafes and restaurants – ONS (2020)
  • Number of shops – ONS (2021)
  • Open space – GiGL (2015)
  • Number of stations – TfL (2015)
  • PTAL – TfL (2015)